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Breeders Cup 2015

Lemon Drop Kid still growing

When Lemon Drop Kid edged Vision and Verse by a head to capture the Belmont Stakes 10 years ago, he was the overlooked, underachieving colt who was further overshadowed by the heart-wrenching sight of jockey Chris Antley cradling Charismatic's fractured left front leg in the race's aftermath.

"You know, it's been terrific to see him develop the way he has," said Will Farish, owner of Lane's End and co-breeder of Lemon Drop Kid. "It's funny because he came on really late as a 3-year-old and then took off as a 4-year-old and his stallion career has been very similar. It wasn't really until his second and third crop that he began to show what he is capable of."
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